This season, the Broncos offensive line play has been suspect, to say the least. The team has taken notice of that, with a line shakeup this past Sunday. Of the current combination, the guard position has been the weakest, with Orlando Franklin and Manuel Ramirez playing in both spots.
If signed, Incognito would likely need a few weeks to learn the playbook before seeing the field, but he is a potential upgrade over Orlando Franklin at left guard, which would allow Franklin to move back to the right tackle spot, while kicking Louis Vasquez back to right guard and Ramirez to the bench.
Incognito made headlines this past season for perceived harassment of Jonathan Martin, now of the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to his suspension, Incognito was playing at a Pro Bowl level for the Miami Dolphins. Through 9 games last year, he had a cumulative grade of +7.2 via ProFootballFocus, before being suspended. That mark is significantly higher than any current Broncos lineman through 9 games this year.